Spotlight-Charlotte O-Shay

Charlotte O'ShayNYC born Charlotte O’Shay was the middle child of a large, boisterous family. Any time she needed an escape from the noise and drama of family life, she stuck her nose in a book.

Fast forward to law school where Charlotte rewarded herself with the treat of reading romance after her work was done.

Blissful marriage, four bouncing babies later and Charlotte’s still reading. But now she’s squeezing in time to write some stories of her own.

Today she writes contemporary romance full time.

Charlotte’s heroines are intelligent and loyal, her alpha heroes fiercely protective.

Her greatest wish is that her readers escape into happily ever after inside the pages of her books.

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Charlotte O’Shay’s City of Dreams series: For fans of steamy, emotional, contemporary romance.  Each story can be read as a standalone but they’re more fun read in order.


The Marriage Ultimatum by Charlotte O'Shay
The Marriage Ultimatum, Book 1, City of Dreams

Dead-end job? Dreary apartment? Disastrous love life? Check, check, and check. Toddler who makes it all worthwhile? Absolutely. Juggling work, college, and the care of young Alex was never Sabrina’s plan. But Sabrina’s dreams are bigger than any curve ball life can throw at her. Her top priority is keeping her small family together, no matter what the cost.

Vladimir Grigory doesn’t believe in dreams. He earned his position at the top of New York’s corporate ladder with his own sweat. His empire is his baby, and he’ll destroy anyone who threatens it. Even the sexy employee who challenges him on every level. When the New York tabloids and the world call him the baby daddy of Sabrina’s son, Vlad believes Sabrina is part of a plot to expose the secrets of his past. He threatens to destroy her future. But since Sabrina has secrets of her own, she has no choice but to agree to Vlad’s marriage ultimatum.

Favorite Reads of 2016 ~ Romance Novels for the Beach

“Taking the concept of the ‘marriage contract’ to a whole new level. Lovable characters who seem different on the surface find they have more in common than they thought by having survived difficult pasts. They also have some explosive chemistry.”

Long And Short Reviews

“Charlotte O’Shay uses back-story in a remarkable way to give the reader insight into characters, to create empathy, and to build characters that meet and beat the odds with determination. She has a smooth, very readable writing style.”

From the Author

This story is my love letter to the romances I devoured as a teenager.

Woman in crisis must marry an unrecontructed alpha tycoon to protect her loved one.

Sabrina and Vlad are my favorite types of people. Both energetic strivers fighting for their piece of the American dream in the unforgiving environs of New York City.

Their affair is scorching, their secrets are heartbreaking and their happily ever after totally satisfying.



A Model Engagement by Charlotte O'Shay
A Model Engagement, Book 2,  City of Dreams

Lacey Reed jumps at the chance for independence with a career in the big city. But her naivety and ambition blind her to the lure of a blackmailer. With her savings gone, she has nowhere to turn when she literally runs into financier Connor Devlin.

Though dazzled by Lacey, Connor sees the desperation she tries to hide. His gut tells him to help, and he hires her as his fake fiancée. Now Lacey has a job, and Connor has put a bandage on a family crisis.

When the blackmailer ups the ante, Lacey resolves to face him down—no matter what the consequences. Does that mean Lacey will lose the only man who’s ever seen who she truly is?

“Admit it, we want to see two souls come together against all odds. We want both the damsel and the knight come to each other’s rescue and Ms. O’Shay has done it.”    5***** stars Tome Tender Book Blog
“The absolute best part of this book was seeing Lacey transform herself from a victim to a survivor… What was even better was that she came to the decision completely on her own. …The ending was so freakin’ adorable though! After how quick their relationship started I really appreciated the patience Connor employed to go at Lacey’s own pace.”  Romance Novels for the Beach  
“The subject matter could not be more timely and the female characters could not be more self-possessed, yet this story is so convincingly told in a setting filled with lush romance and hot, hot, hot encounters that keep the reader turning the pages till the end..”  RomanceAficionado

“Romance paired expertly with suspense, A Model Engagement brings more to the table than a typical contemporary romance…antagonist is realistic, complex and well written.”  InD’Tale Magazine



Their No Strings Affair by Charlotte O'Shay
Their No Strings Affair, Book 3, City of Dreams

Honey packs everything she owns and heads to NYC to jumpstart her art career. Her cheating boyfriend is history, and she finally acknowledges the truth of her mother’s mantra: Careers are forever and happily ever after isn’t in their DNA.

All she needs is a job and a place to live. What she doesn’t need is a taciturn, sexy, ballbuster but she’s woman enough to know the difference between need and want. Isn’t she?

Jake’s childhood was marred by tragedy and his future hijacked to a promise born of guilt. His failure drove him to a career as a SEAL and a security expert.
But it’s not enough. Now he’ll give up his freedom in reparation for the life he lost. Honey may be the last sweet stop on the road to a joyless future. If it’s what they both want, where’s the harm in a no-strings affair?

There’s nothing better than a romantic meet-cute that puts a smirk on your face and makes your toes curl.  romance4thebeach